July 24, 2020

Picking Thyme


Wake up came early for us this morning. 

I set my alarm every day , even on the weekends for six am. I am a structured schedule kind of person and without it I am completely all over the map. This morning however my stomach was my alarm and it went off at four thirty am. I thought maybe I'd have some water and go back to sleep but my brain had other ideas. My husband had gotten up a few minutes earlier for a bathroom run and I guess he decided he would stay up as well because he went into the den and popped on the computer. I laid in bed with some of the dogs until about five thirty am watching the news but not really watching the news. I just like to see what the weather will be for the day. 

I usually begin to pray the moment my eyes open in the morning, watch the weather for the day,  scroll through my social media for a bit, play a game or two of bingo and then get up and make the coffee and do my morning stuff.

Mr went outside by six thirty am to begin working on the generator shelter house again which is almost completed. While he was doing that I went outside and looked at the garden, checked all the vegetable plants and seeing if they needed water. After that I came in made our bed and cleaned up the bedroom. Fed the four legged kids breakfast, made our coffee, washed the dishes and then decided to make some hard boiled eggs for the dogs to put on their food and some for egg salad for my Mr. Then I moved onto the our small guest bathroom and washed the walls. 

A little while later I sat down at the dining room table and started to crumble the dried herbs that I had picked from the garden last week. I have a dehydrator but this time I wanted to try just letting them dry on some parchment paper. The basil and lemon thyme did well. The rosemary, not so much. That must be dried either in the dehydrator or the sun. While doing this I watched a very informative video on Berkey Water Filters. They are expensive but I think I'd like to get one. 

It's now after ten am and I'm getting tired so I think I will finish this blog post, wash up the dishes from the eggs and Mr's breakfast and then sit down and visit some of you all on your blogs. I think it's going to be an early nap day for me. 



12 comments:

  1. Good Morning Robyn: You've been up early and already accomplished so much. Daughter #2, Julie spent the day with us yesterday. She lives a little further away and still has 4 adult kids at home. None of them want to move out...haha. Well the youngest is 19. Some of the older ones have recycled.
    A different generation than mine. I was out of the house at 18 and on my way to Bible college, at 21 married, and by 29 had 4 children. I guess I've always moved fast....haha. I love dried herbs. We have rosemary bushes in the complex here at the Villa. I snip some from time to time. A few years ago I made fused salt with rosemary. Now they have all kinds of olive oils fused with herbs. I made a veggie quiche yesterday. Yellow squash, zucchini, bell peppers, onions and spinach. I make it crustless, so its more like a casserole, but in a pie plate. I love it with a cup of coffee.
    Well, I'm rattling on and on...Hope you enjoy your nap. Love and Hugs.

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    1. Hi Wanda,
      My brothers' kids are all grown up as well and why the two boys left home in their mid 20's and became police officers , my niece who is going to be THIRTY still lives at home..Like you, I had my first place when I was eighteen, it was a one room studio apartment, and I married at 23... We come from a much different time....Oh that quiche sounds absolutely delicious. You said it's crustless so no egg? Thank you for rattling on I do love reading you :) LOL XO

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    2. No, it has 3 eggs, a cup of half/half, a cup of shredded cheese, tablespoon of flour, and salt,pepper and all the veggies. I sautee the vegetables until soft and add to the egg mixture. Bake at 350 for about 20 min. or until eggs are set. . I just don't put it in a pie shell, like most quiche's are served. I try to watch my intake of bread.

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    3. Oh Wanda Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!! XO

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    4. If you look at the top of my sidebar, I have a new section called "A few of my favorite things" I have a picture of my quiche.

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    5. Robyn, if you ever make your bean soup again, please put up the recipe. Thank you sweetie. You have a peaceful day and night. Love, DD

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  2. Lots of good herbs you've got going there! Hope your week was great. I don't know where the WEEK WENT, HA HA LOL...it just flew by and now here it is the weekend again already. Yes, we bought our seeds at the store, most of them anyway except for previous year's flowers that we saved seeds for. We bought bulbs this year and some did great and some didn't even COME UP, which has happened to us before too, in previous years. Thats why I was so excited to get clematis this year, the other bulbs wouldn't even come up and neither did the seeds. This year Mr. Front Porch bought me a ready to go plant for clematis and it's doing great--so I'm happy!

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  3. Hi Robyn, Aren't herbs wonderful? They add some spice to food and are healthy for us. I start my morning by doing a few chores, grooming and taking my meds. ha Then I check out some news on the computer which has become addictive and I spend far too much time on it. Gotta change this habit a tad. Blessings to you, d

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    1. HI Deanna
      I love growing herbs because they are so easy and for the most part resilient in the hot SC summer sun. Yeah I usually spend the first hour of my day after prayer scrolling through social media and THAT is something I also need to change but it's tough when you get into a routine with it. Thank you so much for coming by Deanna! :)

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  4. I would love to start an herb garden. I have been skimming over your blog today. I love it! And reading your bio, we have so much in common, we could be sisters! Haha. I am in North Carolina so just over the line from you. I am now a new follower and can’t wait to read more. Have a Wonderful day.
    Lisa

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    1. Hi Lisa!
      Actually all I did was get a big planting pot and planted my herbs in there. Just basil, rosemary and Lemon Thyme. I find these three herbs to be the easiest to grow in the hot SC sun. The basil can be a bit fickle but if you pick it before it flowers you should be good. I"m so glad you like my blog. Thank you so much!!! XO

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  5. Robyn, we saved and bought a Berkey last year and love it you definitely need to get one they are good to have you can put rain water in it if you had too...we are in the process of getting a generator too.....we have wanted one for years just couldn't afford it.....but thanks to God this year we can.....loved reading about all the preps you are doing and all....God Bless you guys.....:-)...Debbie (skierty 2)

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